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Picture Tree Intl. Picks Up Carolina Hellsgård’s ‘Sunburned’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Picture Tree Intl. has acquired the rights to Carolina Hellsgård’s “Sunburned,” the follow-up feature to her zombie drama “Endzeit – Ever After.”

Pti will be presenting first footage from the film, currently in post-production, at this year’s German Films Previews (July 3-6).

“Sunburned” follows solitary teenager Claire on a family holiday in Spain. Neglected by her distant mother and older sister she eventually finds company in Amram, a young, struggling Senegalese beach vendor. Claire promises to help him, regardless of the consequences.

The film is Hellsgård’s third feature as director after her debut “Wanja,” which premiered at the Berlinale in 2015, and post-apocalyptic zombie feature “Endzeit – Ever After,” which premiered at Toronto Film Festival last year. The latter film is still traveling the festival circuit with an upcoming U.K. premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival on June 29, and is being readied for its U.S. release through Juno Film,
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German Stars Reach Global Audiences With Bigger Budget Shows

  • Variety
German Films, a body that promotes Teutonic talent and content, staged a panel discussion on “breaking boundaries” during the Berlin Film Festival, as part of the fest’s Drama Series Days section. Taking part were three of the participants of German Films’ 2019 Face to Face program – Fahri Yardim, Luise Heyer, and Maria Dragus. For all three breakthrough roles in independent films led to parts in major TV series, which have given them an international platform for their talent.

Dragus’ big break came early, when she appeared as a child actor in Michael Haneke’s film “The White Ribbon.” This took her to Cannes, where the film won the Palme d’Or, and the Oscars, where it was nominated for best foreign-language film. Dragus also won best supporting actress at the German Film Awards.

That success launched her acting career, which has included a recent role in a Hollywood movie, “Mary Queen of Scots,
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Variety Presents ‘Europeans to Watch’ at Medienboard Party in Berlin

  • Variety
Variety’s “10 Europeans to Watch” were feted at a party held by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg at Berlin’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel Saturday. Kirsten Niehuus and Helge Jürgens, managing directors of Medienboard, the regional film, TV and digital-media funding body, were the co-hosts for the evening, which attracted 2,000 party-goers.

Pictured above are Henry Chu, Variety‘s international editor (left), with six of the Europeans to Watch – (from left) Belgian director Bas Devos (“Hellhole”), German actress Maria Dragus (“Mary Queen of Scots”), German director Aron Lehmann (“The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”), Austrian actress Valerie Pachner (“The Ground Beneath My Feet”), Dutch director Steven Wouterlood (“My Extraordinary Summer With Tess”), and German actor Fahri Yardim (“Dogs of Berlin”), with Niehuus (right).

Among the guests at the event were producers Martin Moszkowicz (“Resident Evil”) and Stefan Arndt (“Babylon Berlin”), and Tom Schilling, the lead actor in the Oscar nominated German film “Never Look Away,
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Netflix Moves Into German Original Films With Three New Projects (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Netflix is making its first foray into German original films, unveiling a slate of three projects that it will produce with local film and TV powerhouses Ufa, X Filme and Zdf.

In the lineup are “Betongold” (“Concrete Gold”), a fast-paced satire about the world of real estate from Ufa Fiction; “Isi & Ossi,” a young-adult romcom from X Filme Creative Pool; and “Freaks,” a drama about a working-class mom with supernatural powers, from Zdf and Lüthje Schneider Hörl Film. The movies are set to start production this spring and will be released globally on Netflix from 2020.

The feature projects follow Netflix’s strong commitment to series in Germany, where it is currently producing a slew of shows, including supernatural hit “Dark” and gritty crime drama “Dogs of Berlin.”

“Concrete Gold,” written and directed by Cüneyt Kaya, follows three young real-estate grifters in Berlin, played by David Kross (“The Keeper”), Frederick Lau (“The Captain”) and Janina Uhse,
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Netflix Greenlights First German-Language Films

Netflix Greenlights First German-Language Films
After dipping its toe into German TV with supernatural mystery series Dark and the crime drama Dogs of Berlin, Netflix is diving into film production "auf deutsch," meaning "in German," giving the green light to a trio of German-language features.

The streaming giant is set to begin production this spring on the young adult rom-com Isi & Ossi, the supernatural social drama Freaks, and Betongold, described as a satire set against the backdrop of Berlin's real-life real estate bubble. All three will premiere on Netflix worldwide in 2020.

Tom Tykwer's X Filme will produce Isi & Ossi with Oliver Kienle, a writer ...
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Face to Face with German Films Unveils the Six ‘Faces’ of 2019 (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Teutonic promotional organization German Films has announced that its annual initiative supporting German filmmaking internationally, Face to Face With German Films, will focus on actors and actresses as the campaign enters its fourth year.

Six of Germany’s leading thesps – Maria Dragus, Christian Friedel, Luise Heyer, Jonas Nay, Jördis Triebel and Fahri Yardim – will represent the German film and television industry’s recent accomplishments through activities at next month’s Berlin Film Festival, including a panel event in association with Variety and Drama Series Days, the European Film Market program focusing on serialized content.

The initiative launched in 2016 with six German actresses headlining the campaign – including “Toni Erdmann’s” Sandra Hüller, and Paula Beer of “Frantz” and the Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated “Never Look Away.” In 2017, the second phase of the initiative launched during Cannes and featured six of Germany’s most exciting actors, including established names such as Alexander Fehling and Tom Schilling,
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Diverse Talents Pepper Variety’s Fifth 10 Europeans to Watch List

  • Variety
Variety has unveiled its fifth edition of 10 Europeans to Watch, spotlighting 10 rising talents from across the continent who are poised for breakthroughs in 2019. The selection includes emerging actors, directors, showrunners and cinematographers from six countries whose dynamic talents are being showcased on screens big and small, and on both sides of the camera.

The group will be feted at the upcoming Berlin Intl. Film Festival with a luncheon in partnership with Dr. Hauschka at the Gorki Apartments on Feb. 9, and at the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg party that evening at the Ritz-Carlton.

The 2019 10 Europeans to Watch:

French cinematographer and director Marine Atlan has two films screening in Berlin: her directorial feature debut, “Daniel,” premieres in Berlin’s Generation Kplus section and she shot Panorama selection “Jessica Forever.”

German thesp Jonas Dassler toplines Fatih Akin’s Berlin competition pic “The Golden Glove.”

Belgian helmer Bas Devos, whose feature debut, “Violet,” won the Berlin
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'Dogs of Berlin': Berlin gangster crime series debuts on Netflix

The multilayered underworld drama showcases Berlin's cultural diversity and will stream on Netflix in 190 countries from December 7. The series stars Felix Kramer and Fahri Yardim as two unconventional cops who are taking up the fight against crime in Berlin’s underworld. The exciting cast also includes Katharina Schüttler, Anna Maria Mühe, Katrin Sass, Hannah Herzsprung, Antonio Wannek, Mišel Matičević, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Constantin von Jascheroff, Alina Stiegler, Branko Tomovic, Seyneb Saleh, Yung Ngo, Urs Rechn and Uwe Preuss. Dogs of Berlin's labyrinthine plot revolves around two unconventional cops, Erol Birkan and Kurt Grimmer, who investigate the murder of German-Turkish football star Orkan Erdem. There's a long list of potential suspects: Neo-Nazis from the former East Berlin district of Marzahn; the Turkish family clan related to...

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Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in December 2018

Netflix has confirmed that 64 new original series, movies and specials will be debuting on the streaming service in December, including the red-hot Oscar contender “Roma.” Among the returning shows are the second half of season 3 of “The Ranch” and season 4 of “Fuller House.”

Available December 1

8 Mile

Astro Boy

Battle” (Netflix original)

Bride of Chucky

“Christine”

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Crossroads: One Two Jaga” (Netflix original)

“Friday”

Friday After Next

Hellboy

“Man vs Wild with Sunny Leone,” Season 1

Meet Joe Black

Memories of the Alhambra” (Netflix original)

My Bloody Valentine

“Next Friday”

Reindeer Games

Seven Pounds

Shaun of the Dead

Terminator Salvation

The Big Lebowski

“The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass,” Season 5 Masterclasses

The Last Dragon

The Man Who Knew Too Little

Available December 2

The Lobster

Available December 3

Blue Planet II,” Season 1

Hero Mask” (Netflix original)

“The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot,” Season 2 (Netflix original)

Available December 4

District 9

Available December 6

“Happy!
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‘Perfume’ Trailer: Human Scent Murder Mystery Gets Netflix German TV Treatment

‘Perfume’ Trailer: Human Scent Murder Mystery Gets Netflix German TV Treatment
Just in time for Christmas comes the heartwarming story of “Perfume,” which follows a half-dozen friends so obsessed with the possibilities of smell that the death of one of them dredges up some extremely unpleasant things about their pasts.

The new series is based on the 1985 Patrick Süskind novel “Perfume,” which was previously adapted into the 2006 Tom Tykwer film “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer,” starring a pre-Bond Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, and Dustin Hoffman. This new TV venture brings the original story into a modern context, rather than the 18th-century French environs of the novel.

In updating the historical story, this six-part season also gets a detective show twist, with a group of investigators looking into the death of a singer. What they find is a group of one-time school friends, at least one of whom stumbled into the practice of using human scents as the basis for making a one-of-a-kind fragrance.
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Netflix Trailers: New International Shows ‘1983’, ‘Dogs of Berlin’, and Docu-Series ‘Our Planet’

  • Slash Film
Netflix can’t stop, won’t stop! There was a time when the streaming service was primarily known for providing subscribers with other people‘s content. Those days are gone! Week after week, the streaming giant unleashes new original programming, and you, the hungry viewing public, lap it up like a lioness of the Serengeti lapping up the blood […]

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Trailer for Netflix's Gritty Crime Thriller Dogs Of Berlin

Netflix has released the first trailer for a new German crime thriller called Dogs of Berlin. After the death of a high-profile soccer star, two contrasting police officers are thrust into a battle with Berlin's underworld as tensions mount throughout the city.

The movie is also said to involve neo-Nazis, football fans and policemen who cause chaos and order in the capital. It actually looks like a fun a gritty movie.

The film stars Fahri Yardim (The Physician) as a cop named Erol Birkan, and Felix Kramer (Dark) as the rival cop Kurt Grimmer.

The series will premiere on the streaming service December 7th.
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Netflix Sets New German Series Including ‘Skylines’ Produced By ‘Toni Erdmann’s Maren Ade

  • Deadline
Netflix’s VP for Original Series, Kelly Luegenbiehl, has unveiled five new German originals which will launch on the streaming service in 2019. Speaking at the Medientage München conference this morning, she said the titles will be available in all of the markets where Netflix is present. The projects include Skylines, a contemporary drama produced by Maren Ade who directed, wrote and produced Oscar nominee Toni Erdmann.

The five projects are a variety of genres and formats, including historical and futuristic works, crime drama, a quirky coming-of-age story and a family saga. They add to Netflix’s current slate of three local originals including Dark, Dogs Of Berlin and The Wave which are in various stages of development and production. Dogs Of Berlin is led by showrunner Christian Alvart and launches on December 7.

This represents a significant investment in the German market and Luegenbiehl said, “We want to tell local stories with global appeal.
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Netflix Orders ‘The Barbarians,’ ‘Tribes of Europa’ and Three Other German Originals

  • Variety
Netflix Orders ‘The Barbarians,’ ‘Tribes of Europa’ and Three Other German Originals
Following on the success of supernatural drama “Dark,” Netflix is set to produce five new German originals, including an ambitious historical series that chronicles a bloody and decisive battle between Germanic tribes and the Roman Empire.

Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’s vice president of original series for Europe, announced the development and production of the five new projects on Thursday at the Medientage München media conference in Munich. The slate will launch online beginning in 2019.

“At Netflix, we want to tell local stories with global appeal. We are excited to have found this in these five projects, which – each in their unique way – are both undeniably German and at the same time tell stories that are relevant to viewers all over the world,” Luegenbiehl said.

The famous battle of the Teutoburg Forest, in which Germanic warriors halted the northward advance of the Roman Empire in Ad 9, is the focus of “The Barbarians.
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Netflix Boosts German Output With 5 New Series

Netflix is upping its output of German-language series, ordering five new German shows for its global streaming service.

Currently, Netflix has a single in-house German drama, the hit mystery series Dark, which is entering its second season. On Dec. 7 the streamer will bow Dogs of Berlin, a cop series from showrunner Christian Alvart. Earlier this year, Netflix announced its third German project, The Wave, a drama based on the hit German film from 2008. The streaming giant also carries several high-profile German series on its service outside German-speaking territories, including the 1920s period drama Babylon Berlin and the upcoming crime drama Parfume, inspired by the ...
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Luna's Revenge premieres at Raindance Film Festival

Among the fantastic line-up of the 26th Raindance Film Festival is the exciting German thriller "Luna's Revenge" which premiered last night at the Vue Cinema in London's West End. In attendance were Lisa Vicari who plays the title role Luna and Branko Tomovic who stars as the dangerous and scary undercover agent Victor.  "Luna's Revenge", directed by Khaled Kaissar, also features Bibiana Beglau (The Legend of Rita), Rainer Bock (The White Ribbon), Benjamin Sadler (Luther), Carlo Ljubek (The Wilhelm Tell Legend), Annika Blendl (Rabbit Without Ears), Alexander Beyer (Deutschland 86) and Genija Rykova (Tatort). The German premiere was last year at the Munich Film Festival. The film tells the story of Luna, who is spending her summer...

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Raindance Film Festival 2018: Interview with Branko Tomovic ("Luna's Revenge")

Among the fantastic line-up of the 26th Raindance Film Festival is the exciting German thriller "Luna's Revenge". We caught up for a chat with Branko Tomovic who stars as the dangerous and scary undercover agent Victor.   "Luna's Revenge", directed by Khaled Kaissar, also features Bibiana Beglau (The Legend of Rita), Rainer Bock (The White Ribbon), Benjamin Sadler (Luther), Carlo Ljubek (The Wilhelm Tell Legend), Annika Blendl (Rabbit Without Ears), Alexander Beyer (Deutschland 86), Genija Rykova (Tatort) and Lisa Vicari (Dark) in the title role. The film tells the story of Luna, who is spending her summer vacation in an idyllic mountain chalet with her family, when their holiday harmony suddenly becomes a nightmare: Foreign men take...

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First trailer for Netflix’s second German original series Dogs of Berlin

The 10-episode series Dogs of Berlin is directed by thriller specialist Christian Alvart and centers around the murder of a Turkish-German football super star which happens the night before a big international game in Berlin-Marzahn. The series stars Felix Kramer and Fahri Yardim as two unconventional cops who are taking up the fight against crime in Berlin’s underworld. The cast also includes Katharina Schüttler, Anna Maria Mühe, Katrin Sass, Hannah Herzsprung, Antonio Wannek, Mišel Matičević, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Constantin von Jascheroff, Alina Stiegler, Branko Tomovic, Seyneb Saleh, Urs Rechn, Uwe Preuss and also several cameos that will thrill German hip-hop fans. The show dives deep into the zeitgeist of Germany's capital city, where different cultures and lifestyles collide in a melting pot of hopes, dreams...

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The 18 Netflix Original Series to Be Excited About in 2018

If you have a Netflix account, odds are you aren’t short on things to watch. The streaming giant has been putting out unprecedented content week-in and week-out, whether it’s Netflix original series like “Ozark,” foreign acquisitions like “Peaky Blinders,” original movies like “Bright,” festival pick-ups like “Mudbound,” comedy specials, documentaries, and more, more, more.

Well, in 2018, Netflix is not slowing down. With nearly $8 billion to spend on original content and a mission to make half its library Netflix originals, there’s plenty of exciting options heading to subscribers’ queues this year. Below, IndieWire has rounded up a preview of 18 new shows, with an eye toward proven creators and exciting properties that are trying to craft the next big show.

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Release Date: February 2, 2018

Length: 10 hourlong episodes

Creator: Laeta Kalogridis

Cast: Joel Kinnaman,
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Netflix announces second German Original series Dogs of Berlin

Netflix announced that its second German Original series Dogs of Berlin has started production. The series stars Felix Kramer and Fahri Yardim as two unconventional cops who are taking up the fight against crime in Berlin’s underworld. The cast also includes Katharina Schüttler, Anna Maria Mühe, Katrin Sass, Hannah Herzsprung, Antonio Wannek, Mišel Matičević, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Constantin von Jascheroff, Alina Stiegler, Branko Tomovic, Urs Rechn and Uwe Preuss. The 10-episode series is is directed by thriller specialist Christian Alvart and centers around the murder of a Turkish-German football super star which happens the night before a big international game in Berlin-Marzahn. “Dogs of Berlin is a cutting-edge crime drama series with thriller elements set in the different sub-worlds of modern Berlin. It’s gripping, fast-paced,...

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